Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Keadaan politik semasa

Almost everyday for past few days, the newspaper reports on the calls by various parties to the Prime Minister to step down. A softer way saying it is to demand our PM to announce or outline the time of the handing over of the position to Deputy Prime Minister.

I can understand if the calls was made by those outside Barisan Nasional. But now even UMNO members are asking our Pak Lah to step down.

Assuming Pak Lah actually steps down today and hand over the reins to Datuk Najib, will it solve the problem? Will UMNO be strong overnight? Will the votes swing back to BN during next election in year 2012 or 2013?

I am not a politician, but I believe this calls are all knee jerk reactions. In Malay, it is called "melatah".

I think those in UMNO who are calling for Pak Lah to step down are all hypocrites. If today, the view is that there is rampant croynism and nepotism, why was this not pointed out during the last UMNO General Assemblies? Was it acceptable then?

Assuming that BN actually did well in the last election, will there be calls to Pak Lah to rectify the situation regarding the son in law?

As a matter of principle, regardless the result of the election, this issue of son in law should have been highlighted earlier.

I believe that Pak Lah did the right thing when he says that he will defend his post as the President. Let those who believe that Pak Lah should step down vote him out come this coming UMNO election. Also make sure his son in law do not win should he contest for any post. THAT IS THE CORRECT THING TO DO.

I personally believe that Pak Lah is carrying the burden or righting the wrongs left over from the previous PM. Only that Pak Lah gave too much "face" to Dr M. Because of that it was deemed that Pak Lah is weak.

I also believe that the results of the 2004 elections is a mirror image of the 2008 elections. The people was happy that the PM is no more Dr M. The only problem was that the "honeymoon" period was too long.